Gefen extends HDMI with fibre

AUTHOR: Inavate

Gefen’s new HDMI v1.3 fibre extender supplies an efficient new technology for the extension of HDMI v1.3 displays over 330 metres. The system uses six lasers to serialise the signal, delivering full HD with TMDS and HDCP compliance.

The company says that the product is the ideal solution for distributing HDTV signals throughout large venues, requiring only small transmitter and receiver units at each end of the run, and only a single fibre optic cable.

The system also supports multi-channel digital audio including Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio, as well as allowing for an IR back channel (which must be sent over a parallel Cat-5 cable) and RS-232.